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Bird e-scooters leave the nest, take flight in Waterloo

Bird scooter waterloo
Bird scooter waterloo
Bird scooter waterloo

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) -- Waterloo has officially kicked off its first e-scooter program in the Downtown area.

Representatives of the City of Waterloo and Bird, the scooter program, gathered with community leaders and supporters on Tuesday to demonstrate the scooters.

The full fleet is made up of 150 e-scooters.

The scooters are accessible through the Bird App on your phone and can go up to 15 miles per hour. You can unlock the scooter for $1 and it costs about 30 cents per minute after that.

To find a Bird, you'll be able to see on the map where available scooters are. The map will also show you riding zones, and parking locations. The map will show you the geofenced area of Downtown Waterloo that the scooters are limited to.

Main Street Waterloo Director Jessica Rucker has said the scooters can help downtown bounce back from a hard year due to the pandemic.

You can find more details on the Waterloo Bird program at mainstreetwaterloo.org.

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